Kathleen 'Kay' Wenger
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In our work together we will maintain a comfortable, respectful atmosphere while exploring your concerns and tailoring an approach that fits your specific needs. In a world that can divide us, I work with people to focus on the positive attributes in their relationships and to explore forgiveness for the mistakes that are made along the relational journey. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with couples, individuals and families. I am an educator of Marriage, Family Therapy at Pepperdine University where I have worked for 30 years as their Manager of MA Clinical Training and Professional Development. Call Today
(949) 446-1772
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In our work together we will maintain a comfortable, respectful atmosphere while exploring your concerns and tailoring an approach that fits your specific needs. In a world that can divide us, I work with people to focus on the positive attributes in their relationships and to explore forgiveness for the mistakes that are made along the relational journey. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with couples, individuals and families. I am an educator of Marriage, Family Therapy at Pepperdine University where I have worked for 30 years as their Manager of MA Clinical Training and Professional Development. Call Today
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Etana G Kempner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 407-5695
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Katie Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In order to best serve and protect the health of our community during this time I am offering telehealth services, which means clients can participate in therapy from the comfort of their home or a quiet/private space. I recognized the immense anxiety and stress the current situation is causing some in our community and I am here to support you. I will continue to offer therapeutic support in stress reduction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, boundary setting, interpersonal effectiveness skills and self-esteem. I also specialize in substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have!
(949) 541-8071
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
In order to best serve and protect the health of our community during this time I am offering telehealth services, which means clients can participate in therapy from the comfort of their home or a quiet/private space. I recognized the immense anxiety and stress the current situation is causing some in our community and I am here to support you. I will continue to offer therapeutic support in stress reduction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, boundary setting, interpersonal effectiveness skills and self-esteem. I also specialize in substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have!
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I specialize in three different types of clients – couples who love each other but are on thin ice, stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may be trying to pick up the pieces after a betrayal, or just tired of arguing about the same old sh*t or wrestling with negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out.
(310) 627-2088
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I specialize in three different types of clients – couples who love each other but are on thin ice, stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may be trying to pick up the pieces after a betrayal, or just tired of arguing about the same old sh*t or wrestling with negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out.
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Children and Family Therapy
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
As a mental health therapist, I provide support and guidance to my clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, children and adolescents during times that may be impacting their mental health and overall well being. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that requires acceptance and a belief that recovery and healing are possible. I commit to building trust, listening, and providing supportive direction. I have additional training in substance abuse and anger management.
(949) 356-7259
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
As a mental health therapist, I provide support and guidance to my clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, children and adolescents during times that may be impacting their mental health and overall well being. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that requires acceptance and a belief that recovery and healing are possible. I commit to building trust, listening, and providing supportive direction. I have additional training in substance abuse and anger management.
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Anne Laptin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
(949) 383-4428
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
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Donna Velarde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Teletherapy for caregivers of persons with dementia. For caregivers, everyday stress is now compounded by the pandemic and disruption of support systems. Many caregivers feel overwhelmed, isolated, depressed, confused or anxious with their responsibilities.
(949) 541-0694
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Teletherapy for caregivers of persons with dementia. For caregivers, everyday stress is now compounded by the pandemic and disruption of support systems. Many caregivers feel overwhelmed, isolated, depressed, confused or anxious with their responsibilities.
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Dara Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Life can be challenging, painful, frustrating, and uncertain at times. Through therapeutic means, we can work together to explore meaningful and creative ways to break down barriers and find the appropriate means for you to feel good in your skin. There are no guarantees in what life throws our way. There are however, beautiful opportunities in every situation we encompass, to respond effectively and empower ourselves to live the best life possible. I welcome the opportunity to journey through this process with you.
(949) 247-8540
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Life can be challenging, painful, frustrating, and uncertain at times. Through therapeutic means, we can work together to explore meaningful and creative ways to break down barriers and find the appropriate means for you to feel good in your skin. There are no guarantees in what life throws our way. There are however, beautiful opportunities in every situation we encompass, to respond effectively and empower ourselves to live the best life possible. I welcome the opportunity to journey through this process with you.
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Julie Maul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Are you questioning whether you should continue in your current relationship? Is your daily life plagued with arguing? Do you need help with communication? Are there trust issues or an infidelity? In a satisfying relationship and planning on getting married? Do you need help ending a relationship? Is your relationship affecting other family members? Have you been feeling depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulty with disturbing memories of a traumatic event? Are you experiencing chronic pain or have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, RSD or migraines? Are you faced with a dilemma and need a sounding board? I can help.
(949) 541-5992
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Are you questioning whether you should continue in your current relationship? Is your daily life plagued with arguing? Do you need help with communication? Are there trust issues or an infidelity? In a satisfying relationship and planning on getting married? Do you need help ending a relationship? Is your relationship affecting other family members? Have you been feeling depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulty with disturbing memories of a traumatic event? Are you experiencing chronic pain or have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, RSD or migraines? Are you faced with a dilemma and need a sounding board? I can help.
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Soulidarity Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
The patterns and habits we develop in life, even the ones that no longer serve us or actively cause us pain, often develop as a solution to a psychological dilemma. Even though they may not make sense in a current context, it is likely that these behaviors, attitudes and beliefs were once at least a part of a solution to an earlier problem; for example, a way of managing intense feelings or keeping thoughts out of awareness. Some worry it is a weakness to ask for help, but it actually represents strength and courage to allow oneself to engage in a safe, supportive relationship meant to help you challenge the old "solutions."
(949) 558-0915
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
The patterns and habits we develop in life, even the ones that no longer serve us or actively cause us pain, often develop as a solution to a psychological dilemma. Even though they may not make sense in a current context, it is likely that these behaviors, attitudes and beliefs were once at least a part of a solution to an earlier problem; for example, a way of managing intense feelings or keeping thoughts out of awareness. Some worry it is a weakness to ask for help, but it actually represents strength and courage to allow oneself to engage in a safe, supportive relationship meant to help you challenge the old "solutions."
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Aimie Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PPSC Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
(714) 482-6321
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
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Noelle Deckman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist serving residents of California and Maine. I understand making the choice to begin treatment can be very difficult and hope to make the decision easier by offering a secure space to engage in therapy from the privacy of your own home using Telehealth Services. I strive to offer quality care for people who may have a difficult time finding help for a variety of reasons, such as limited access to resources, physical limitations, etc. I make great effort to work collaboratively with everyone I treat, with the goal of empowering people to make effective, long-lasting changes in their lives.
(949) 942-8753
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist serving residents of California and Maine. I understand making the choice to begin treatment can be very difficult and hope to make the decision easier by offering a secure space to engage in therapy from the privacy of your own home using Telehealth Services. I strive to offer quality care for people who may have a difficult time finding help for a variety of reasons, such as limited access to resources, physical limitations, etc. I make great effort to work collaboratively with everyone I treat, with the goal of empowering people to make effective, long-lasting changes in their lives.
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Diane Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship in distress? Have you experienced a life change, diagnosis or a cut-off from a loved one, friend or complete community? Are you numb or stuck as if in quicksand and can't seem to focus or move forward? Are you perhaps angry and feel as if you have been robbed of the future you had planned for yourself or your family? I'd like to help.
(949) 267-3023
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
Is your relationship in distress? Have you experienced a life change, diagnosis or a cut-off from a loved one, friend or complete community? Are you numb or stuck as if in quicksand and can't seem to focus or move forward? Are you perhaps angry and feel as if you have been robbed of the future you had planned for yourself or your family? I'd like to help.
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Inner Fokus
Psychologist Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
(218) 485-3273
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
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Clint Christie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sometimes our problems and challenges in life become so heavy or complex that we intuitively know that we should not simply try to solve them alone. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential place for people to work through their challenges. Beyond my rigorous clinical training program, and honing my clinical skills over the years, I integrate into my work aspects of my life experience beyond my psychological training.
(949) 446-1520
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sometimes our problems and challenges in life become so heavy or complex that we intuitively know that we should not simply try to solve them alone. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential place for people to work through their challenges. Beyond my rigorous clinical training program, and honing my clinical skills over the years, I integrate into my work aspects of my life experience beyond my psychological training.
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Samantha Rader
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I AM STILL ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS VIA VIDEO. I BELIEVE THAT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE ALL NEED SUPPORT. I take a holistic, outside-the-box approach to psychotherapy. I seek to illuminate your internal world, while helping you connect to yourself, others and the world in a meaningful way. I work to build an authentic, trusting relationship with you, and aim to embody warmth, optimism, curiosity and empathy.
(323) 498-3587
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Offers online therapy
I AM STILL ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS VIA VIDEO. I BELIEVE THAT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE ALL NEED SUPPORT. I take a holistic, outside-the-box approach to psychotherapy. I seek to illuminate your internal world, while helping you connect to yourself, others and the world in a meaningful way. I work to build an authentic, trusting relationship with you, and aim to embody warmth, optimism, curiosity and empathy.
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Mary Herzog
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
(949) 910-9344
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
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Jody Spellmeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
(714) 793-0733
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
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Lori Aleknavicius
Psychologist, PsyD, LP Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive therapy experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families in a wide variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and school settings. I have provided individual, family and group therapy services to, as well as conducted psychological evaluations on, children, adolescents, adults and families of varying cultures, ethnicities, religions affiliations, sexual orientations, and levels of socioeconomic status. My areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, relational problems,and disorders usually diagnosed during childhood. I value each client as a unique individual and tailor my treatment approaches based on individual characteristics.
(949) 393-4219
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive therapy experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families in a wide variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, residential, and school settings. I have provided individual, family and group therapy services to, as well as conducted psychological evaluations on, children, adolescents, adults and families of varying cultures, ethnicities, religions affiliations, sexual orientations, and levels of socioeconomic status. My areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, relational problems,and disorders usually diagnosed during childhood. I value each client as a unique individual and tailor my treatment approaches based on individual characteristics.
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Laura D Rivas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life is about balance, when we fall out of balance our relationships, family, health, work and sense of self often suffer. We get stuck, forget our strengths and many times don't see a way out. Through an eclectic and solution based interactive approach I strive to meet my clients where they are and work towards restored balance. I look to address the needs of the whole person and integrate mind body and spirt. Together we will work on old patterns that are keeping you stuck and build new ones so you can have a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(949) 793-9270
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life is about balance, when we fall out of balance our relationships, family, health, work and sense of self often suffer. We get stuck, forget our strengths and many times don't see a way out. Through an eclectic and solution based interactive approach I strive to meet my clients where they are and work towards restored balance. I look to address the needs of the whole person and integrate mind body and spirt. Together we will work on old patterns that are keeping you stuck and build new ones so you can have a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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Therapists in Laguna Beach are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Laguna Beach. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Laguna Beach

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Laguna Beach you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Laguna Beach and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Laguna Beach or family therapy in Laguna Beach.

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